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Node.js the Right Way: Practical, Server-Side JavaScript That Scales

Get to the forefront of server-side JavaScript programming by writing compact, robust, fast, networked Node applications that scale. Ready to take JavaScript beyond the browser, explore dynamic languages features and embrace evented programming? Explore the fun, growing repository of Node modules provided by npm. Work with multiple protocols, load-balanced RESTful web services, express, ØMQ, Redis, CouchDB, and more. Develop production-grade Node applications fast.

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iCloud for Developers: Automatically Sync Your iOS Data, Everywhere, All the Time

Get up-to-date fast on the techniques you need get your applications iCloud-ready. With Apple’s iCloud servers now available to developers, there’s every reason to make synchronization a core feature of your product. You’ll learn how to iCloud-enable the data formats you’re most likely to use in an iOS application: key-value data, document-based data, and relational data. Using a simple grocery list application as an example, you’ll find out how to configure any application to make the most of iCloud’s capabilities.

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RubyMotion

Make beautiful apps with beautiful code: use the elegant and concise Ruby programming language with RubyMotion to write truly native iOS apps with less code while having more fun. You’ll learn the essentials of creating great apps, and by the end of this book, you’ll have built a fully functional API-driven app. Whether you’re a newcomer looking for an alternative to Objective-C or a hardened Rails veteran, RubyMotion allows you to create gorgeous apps with no compromise in performance or developer happiness.

What You Need:

A Macintosh running OS X 10.7 or later is required to install RubyMotion. RubyMotion is a commercial product and currently requires a purchased license. Experience with the Ruby language and Ruby tools like RubyGems and Rake are suggested.

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Async JavaScript: Build More Responsive Apps with Less Code

With the advent of HTML5, front-end MVC, and Node.js, JavaScript is ubiquitous—and still messy. This book will give you a solid foundation for managing async tasks without losing your sanity in a tangle of callbacks. It’s a fast-paced guide to the most essential techniques for dealing with async behavior, including PubSub, evented models, and Promises. With these tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be better prepared to manage the complexity of large web apps and deliver responsive code.

Async JavaScript was previously self-published. It’s been completely edited and revised since its initial publication and is now part of our Pragmatic exPress series.

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Dart for Hipsters

Psst! You’re not stuck with JavaScript anymore. Dart for Hipsters teaches you the fastest way possible: with real code and real projects starting on page 1. The unabashed goal of Dart is to make programming for the Web simpler, faster, and more powerful. And Dart for Hipsters is the fast-paced, most thorough way to learn it. You’ll explore the ins and outs of Dart by writing a simple application that grows in complexity from modest beginnings to a separate library that fully leverages the power of Dart. Caution: after reading you may develop an intense attachment to structured code and skinny jeans.

Dart 1.1 has arrived and Dart for Hipsters has you covered! Every chapter has been painstakingly reviewed and updated to work with the latest version of this exciting new language. But don’t worry, the book still retains the quick dive approach to writing useful code starting on page 1. It also continues to explore the language by refactoring an application to make the most effective use of Dart’s myriad of features: OOP, real libraries and packages, testing, and so much more! Along the way, we’ll cover everything you need to know about writing beautiful, maintainable application code that just works™ in all modern browsers.

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tmux: Productive Mouse-Free Development

Your mouse is slowing you down. The time you spend context switching between your editor and your consoles eats away at your productivity. Take control of your environment with tmux, a terminal multiplexer that you can tailor to your workflow. Learn how to customize, script, and leverage tmux’s unique abilities and keep your fingers on your keyboard’s home row.